LISTEN at Michigan Tech

Three screenshots of the LISTEN at Michigan Tech App shown on phones

Ever felt like your life needs a soundtrack?

Us, too. So we made LISTEN at Michigan Tech.

Inspired by the Copper Country's beauty, composers created soundtracks for the Quincy Mine grounds, Houghton Waterfront Trail, and Michigan Tech Campus. Using location-aware tech, this app lets you listen to the music that evolves as you explore the Keweenaw!

Not your typical music app.

We're bringing a brand new experience to your favorite Keweenaw spots.

Created for those who love being outside during Copper Country summers and falls, the LISTEN at Michigan Tech app is only available July 4 - October 9. Explore your favorite places in a new way with three immersive experiences. As you travel along the canal or explore the Quincy Mine ground with the LISTEN App, you'll discover new music that evolves as you explore. There are even a few "Easter eggs" that you can only hear at the time of day and place that inspired it!

“We know people don't want to be trapped inside in the summer, so we’re proud to bring original music and cutting-edge technology into the Keweenaw's beautiful outdoors.

Mary Jennings smiles at the camera against a neutral background
Mary Jennings
Director of the Rozsa

Headphones and a mobile device are all you need.

Once you've downloaded the free app for your Apple or Android device, all you have to do is:

1. Head to a LISTEN location
2. Put on your headphones
3. Press play
4. Start exploring

"LISTEN, a location-aware musical experience" "Rozsa and Michigan Technological University" "Bring your device and"
Vibrant illustration of the Quincy Mine Shaft No. 2 above a "Play" button on a multicolored background
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Three Keweenaw Locations

About the App Developer

Hailed as interactive music pioneers, The Holladay Brothers developed LISTEN at Michigan Tech's location-aware technology. Hays and Ryan Holladay's first project using this technology wove music through the spaces of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It was lauded as "magical" by The Washington Post. The brothers have since collaborated on many projects, including one for New York City's Central Park. Ryan spoke about their work at a TED conference, the video of which has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Start exploring with the LISTEN at Michigan Tech app now!


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